Indiana County, Pennsylvania

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Budget
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Meetings P
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Elected Officials P
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Administrative Officials P
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Permits, zoning
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Indiana County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Indiana County, located in west central Pennsylvania, has as estimated population of 89,605. Indiana is the county seat.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Pennsylvania county websites

This site was evaluated on December 24, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 3 years.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[2]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is sometimes provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with an office address and office phone numbers.[3]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes for 2010, 2011, and 2012 are published.[4]
    • A note on the commissioner's page says the time and location for meetings.[3]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.[5]
    • Audits dating back to 2008 are available.[6]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates are detailed on the site.[7]
    • Information on tax claims is also available.[8]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[9]
    • The county discloses it's a member of government sector lobbying associations.[10]

The bad

  • Meetings
    • Meeting agendas are not archived for 3-5 years.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials to not provided a personalized email address.
  • Administrative Officials
    • Some administrative officials provide email address, other do not.
  • Public records
    • The public information officer is not identified. Sunshine Review requires a mailing address, phone number and personalized email be listed with this position.
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are not posted online.
    • Approved contract statements are not available for vendors above $10,000.
  • Lobbying
    • Does not specify membership dues paid.

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